Preparing Yourself For The Funeral Home Meeting

Losing a loved one is never something that you want to go through. Meeting with the funeral home director should be done within 24 hours of losing the loved one. This might not be part of the grieving process, but it is something that has to be done. This meeting is often referred to as the "arrangement conference." Below are a few thoughts to prepare yourself before going to the funeral home meeting. Read More 

Should You Buy Your Own Headstone Before Your Death?

Planning or pre-paying for your own funeral can seem morbid. However, doing so can be a welcome blessing to your family members and loved ones who might otherwise have to struggle with difficult planning decisions during an emotionally devastating time. One of the more costly components of your funeral -- as well as one of the easiest items to pre-purchase—is your headstone. Read on to learn more about some of the advantages of pre-purchasing a headstone, as well as factors you may want to consider when making this purchase. Read More 

Writing The Eulogy: Tips And Advice

When a loved one dies, there's always a lot to be done. Funeral services must be planned, the visitation must be arranged, and the cemetery plot must be chosen. All that work can be overwhelming at a time when you're feeling emotionally drained. In the light of all this grief and planning, writing the eulogy can seem like an insurmountable task. These tips will help you write a eulogy that is both respectful and worthy of your loved one's memory. Read More 

5 Influencing Factors When Choosing The Funeral Home For Your Own Service

Planning your funeral in advance shows that you are a truly responsible person who is thoughtful enough to take this burden off of the people who are close to you in life. Even though you may already have a good idea of a lot of options you have when it comes to your own funeral and burial, there is one big thing to consider. Before you start making plans and arrangements, you have to choose the right funeral home for you. Read More